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Purple Lea®

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PA400' PBR

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Purple Lea® Pennisetum boasts feathery purple flowers that are showy and contrast with its full sized green foliage.
    It has a clumping growth habit with beautifully arching leaves. NOTE: Do not get this native Australian Pennisetum alopecuroides confused with the invasive African variety (P. setaceum). The native Australian varieties have a much wider plume than the exotic variety, and are non-invasive making them a safer choice.
  • Australian Native with elegant purple flower heads
  • Friendly to native bushland (low seed viability)
  • Great for attracting native birds
  • Plant Attributes

    • Height Range: 0.5 to 1m
    • Spread: 0.5 to 1m
    • Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
    • Growth Habit: Clumping
    • Plant Use(s): Borders, Mass Planting, Feature Plant
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Tropical
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Temperate
      • Cool
    • Flower Colour: Purple

    How to use

    Mass or accent plantings for borders, rockeries and low maintenance gardens.

    How it works


    Full sun to part shade. Purple Lea® Pennisetum suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Tolerates frost and drought.

    Care Instructions

    Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). Use slow release fertiliser in late winter. Trim back annually to 1/3 the size in late autumn to winter.